Who don’t want to make the blog successful in short time?
Building real and strong network can help you to do so..
Building real connections with your target audience is very critical to the success of your blog.
However, building these relationships may be easier said than done for beginner bloggers. If you’re looking for ways to attract unique viewers and maintain loyal readers, we’re here to help.
Think of your blog as a party you’re hosting. Very few important people will ever show up if you never attend parties hosted by other industry leaders.
You need to inform others that you want to connect with them by interacting with them on their blogs as well. Many blog owners will return the favor by interacting with you on your blog. You’ll also get an increase of traffic from other visitors to that site who are interested in what you have to say.
How to Make Blog Connections That Work?
Many beginner bloggers have no idea how to make real blog connections to help their blogs succeed.
Well, in an effort to help you get the most out of your blog, here are some tips for you:
1) Leave Comments on Other Relevant Blogs
- Search the web for other bloggers within your industry. Use relevant keywords to find popular blogs with content related to your niche, product or service.
- Make a list of the various blogs you come across during your searches.
- Visit each of these blogs at least once per week. Look for relevant, valuable blog posts.
- Leave comments that will intrigue readers. This will encourage them, as well as the blog owner, to respond and reply to your comments.
- Also, be sure to read comments left by other readers. Add your thoughts in your replies to these comments as well.
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2) Join Some Relevant Blogging Communities
Once again, one of the most effective ways to build real relationships is by connecting with other bloggers.
You’d be amazed how many are interested in connecting with you. When evaluating the relevancy of a blog, here are some things to consider:
- Are the topics relevant to your niche or industry?
- Is the business located in the same geographical location as your business?
- Does the content have the potential to bring value to the lives of your readers?
Here are some tips for doing online searches to find relevant blogging communities. Use variations of the search terms below:
- blog community (your city)
- blog community (your industry)
- blog community (SEO keyword)
3) Only Blog What You Know and Care About
Remember that blogging is about showcasing your skills and knowledge about a specific industry, topic, product or service. One of your blogging goals should be to provide content that profiles you as an industry leader. This requires knowing what you’re blogging about… and knowing it well.
You also want to make sure that you blog about topics that actually interest you. Blogging can be pretty hard work sometimes.
It can be grueling when you’re trying to create content about a topic you could care less about. Readers will be able to tell that you’re not excited about what you’ve published. You’ll also find that there will be many days when you simply don’t want to be bothered with writing.
Just like any writer, you must have a passion for the topics you write about. If not, you’ll lose interest quickly, and your blog will become dead.
Do you want to make your blog dead very soon?
Ofcourse, not! ;)
Oftentimes, those who start blogs solely for the purpose of increasing traffic, fall into this category. After just a couple months of blogging, they simply lose interest and stop blogging altogether.
When you blog about topics you’re passionate about, this will shine through in your content. Your readers will appreciate the value your posts bring to their lives. To show their appreciation, they’ll return to your blog regularly to see what new content has been published.
Many will also subscribe to your blog or RSS feed to stay up-to-date on all newly published content. Now, that’s a way to build real connections to help your blog succeed.
17 thoughts on “Tips for Building Real Connections to Help Your Blog Succeed”
Another important note is to reply to people who comment on your blog. It shows you care about their input and makes them much more likely to subscribe.
I left a comment on a blog yesterday and would likely have never seen it again, but the author of the post sent me a personal email and because of that I checked out more of his posts and later subscribed to his blog.
Hello Chad !
“Only Blog What You Know and Care About” Really liked this point. I have seen many bloggers who do not follow this rule. They just write to earn money and nothing else. They don’t care about their readers. They must read your post.
I really liked your post.
A very well written article. I think you could add “Guest Posting” & “Social Media” too for building relationships. I think both of these too play a great role.
I am inspired with your writings and every morning i used to land your blog to see new updates and posts. It is good experience for me to read blogging tips over here. It would be better if you can suggest some traffic increase techniques.
This is a very interesting post Chad,
The benefits of building some solid relationship with other bloggers cannot be over emphasized indeed. I’m speaking out of experience.
I’m the type of person that likes interacting and making friends with other people in fact, that’s my hobby. Now, few weeks ago, my blog was hacked and guess what…
Those blogging friends of mine were the people that helped me and fixed everything up without charging me a dime.
Therefore, if you’re a new blogger, you have to start building those networks now. It might be difficult but, its worth all the efforts.
Thanks for sharing.
well although i am a 2 year experienced blogger but yet found some things new about creating links in public to be successful. grate Article thanx for this.
Really the connections are quite helpful mostly when you have just started out. Once you have successfully build up real connections with other bloggers, everything else becomes so easy.
Thanks for sharing this informative article. Just by commenting other blogs and signing up with other blogger communities will get traffic to our blog. It’s also bring traffic to our blog, but this is alone not bring traffic to our blog. We also have to think about the Social Networking, SEO, SMO etc….
Very informative post. Well m new to blogosphere. So till now i wasn’t aware about blogging communities.
Will surely join them. Very good post and very well arranged steps of “blogging tips” :)
Nice post Chad,
You really did bring out some hot tips that i for all find interesting. blog commenting and guest blogging is one great way of building a connection and also i love pinterest because they can pull you traffic if you know how to use them. thanks
Thanks for the awesome tips, building connections in your relevant niche for any business is must for long term success. Such as “Working together is better than work alone”.
“A nice opening post at allbloggingtips“.
I agreed with you. Making connection with bloggers is most important in blogging career. I am doing the same practice as you suggest. I do comment on blogs of my relevant subject. And I have joined many communities.
Besides forum discussion can also help to build real connection.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Chadgoulde
I really enjoyed this post. But can I ask you a doubt?
Is it that you forgotten about Guest Posting or are you not recommending Guest Blogging to maximize your online Connections?
Good post, yes you are correct as a blogger you need to build a connection to make your blog is alive and success, you must know what you are doing to make your topic alive if not your blog is become dead as soon as possible.
As a blogger, I found blog commenting and blog communities as a great way to start building your blog audience. Make sure it’s relevance to your site.
Just want to share, these three are great blogging communities to start with:
Thanks for sharing this post, I just created my new blog and i really need it to be successful within some months, I have tried different ways to see the traffics increasing uptill now. Thanks for sharing hope your post will helped me.
That’s a very crucial topic in blogging. No one succeeds as an Island in this activity. The more real people you connect with, the more responsive your community and the more success you get.
Now you have brought out some really important tips to get this done and I fully agree with you.
I also think running an interview series for fellow bloggers will get you hooked with them. Retweeting, liking and sharing their stuffs are also some clean activities that encourage friendship.
Good read and thanks for sharing with us bro